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About Aurelien Tartar

My lab work is focused on pathogenomics: we are using a variety of –omics technologies to characterize host-pathogen interactions at the molecular level, and identify novel microbial genes required to create diseases in host systems (known as virulence factors, or microbial effectors). Our main microbial models consist of entomopathogens, which cause diseases in insects. We are currently working on mosquito pathogens, in an effort to identify genes that may be translated into novel mosquito control technologies, and help prevent mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika or malaria.
During the past few years, we have developed collaborative relationships with the Oomycete Molecular Genetics Network (OMGN) group. Accordingly, our activities are mainly centered on oomycete molecular biology. We are generating genomics and transcriptomics data for the oomycete genus Lagenidium, which includes pathogens of insects and crustaceans. We use the sequence data to establish comparative genomics analyses between plant pathogenic and animal pathogenic oomycetes, and between oomycete and fungal pathogens of invertebrates.

Positions

Present Professor, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Department of Biological Sciences
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2012 - 2018 Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, Department of Biological Sciences
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2008 - 2012 Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University Division of Math, Science, and Technology
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2004 - 2006 Adjunct Professor, Nova Southeastern University Division of Math, Science, and Technology
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Education

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2007 - 2008 Research Scientist, University of Florida
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2004 - 2006 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Clark University
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2000 - 2004 Ph.D., University of Florida
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1995 - 1998 M.S., AgroParisTech
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Contact Information

(954) 262-8148
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